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August 11, 2008
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August 11, 2008

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Vengeance motive for impeachment, says Shujaat

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

President PML-Q Chaudhry ShujaatHussain has said the party will chalk out its line of action after the ruling coalition brings impeachment motion in the Parliament. The PML-Q president stated this in a brief chat with media at the Walima reception of his son Chaudhary Salik Hussain. Speaking on the occasion, Shujaat said President Musharraf would not exercise his power under Article 58-2b as country could not afford such an initiative in the prevailing situation. He said the impeachment move against Musharraf was based on personal vengeance. Apart from the relatives of Chaudhrys, the ceremony son was attended by Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo, Senator Nisar A Memon, Dr Sher Afgan Niazi, Mushahid Hussain, Senator Tariq Azim and other political figures.



Youth dies in accident

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

A 22-year-old youth was killed while his friend was critically injured when a speeding truck ran them over in the Lytton Road police limits on Sunday. Police said that Ahsan Anwar of Old Anarkali was on his way on a bike with his friend Faisal when the truck bearing number AP-0042 ran them over near Chowk Chuburji. As a result, both of them sustained serious injuries while the truck driver escaped from the scene. The injured were rushed to a local hospital where Ahsan was pronounced dead. The condition of Faisal was stated to be critical.



Dacoit killed, ASI injured in encounter

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

AN Alleged dacoit was killed while an ASI sustained injuries during an exchange of fire between dacoits and police in the City Raiwind area on Sunday. Police said that Muhammad Fraz, the ASI of Manga Mandi police, and Constable Qamar Abbas were on their way when they received information from one Malik Shahadat Ali that 12 dacoits were looting innocent citizens. They rushed to the site and challenged

the dacoits who opened fire at them. This resulted in exchange of fire between the dacoits and the police. As a result, ASI Fraz and an unidentified dacoit were injured. The dacoits escaped leaving their injured accomplice behind. The unidentified dacoit succumbed to his wounds on the spot while the injured ASI was rushed to a local hospital where his condition was stated to be out of danger.



4 criminals held

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

THE Shahdara Town police arrested four people for being involved in heinous crimes and recovered a car, a bike and illegal weapons from them. Those arrested were identified as Baggi, Nasar Ali, Asif and Mohsan Raza. The police claimed that the accused were involved in murders and dacoities, besides receiving Jagga tax from the citizens.



Distinction

MALIHA Sheikh of Cathedral School for Girls, 4 Church Road, Lahore, secured the fourth position among girls in the science group in the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education Matric Annual Examinations, 2008. She got 805 marks. Overall result of the school was 91 percent.

Muhammed Faisal Zia Ghumman obtained 783 marks in the Matric exmas 2008.

Maham Ijaz of Rehmat Memorial Girls High School, Township stood third in her school by securing 758 marks in the Lahore Boardís Matriculation Examination, 2008.



‘PTI to fully support lawyers movement’

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan Sunday has said the PTI and the APDM would fully support the lawyers’ movement starting from August 14. Talking to PTI Lahore president Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed on telephone, according to a press statement, Imran said after Musharraf’s impeachment and ouster, it should be ensured that no US agent was installed as the next president of the country. He also stressed that if ruling coalition, under any pretext, failed to charge Musharraf with treason under Article 6, the masses would not tolerate such an act of mercy. —Correspondent



Submission of replies

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

PUNJAB Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan Sunday directed all the administrative secretaries to submit replies of their departments regarding Adjournment and Privilege Motions. He said the replies should be submitted without any delay.



Cloudy weather forecast

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

Hot and humid weather, once again, gripped the provincial capital on Sunday while for Monday (today), the MET predicted cloudy weather with chances of thunderstorm and rain. MET said a monsoon depression persists over northwest Bengal while seasonal low lies over northwest Balochistan. Trough of the westerly wave was moving across north of Afghanistan, it was said.



Poisoned man dies

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

A 45-year-old man died in a hospital on Sunday, shortly after he was found unconscious in Lohari Gate police area. The victim, identified as Sharafat Ali, a resident of Ahmad Park, Badami Bagh, and his friend Ahmad went to Data Darbar to offer fateha. Some unidentified swindlers offered them some intoxicated substance, as a result, both fell unconscious on their way to Lohari. They were removed to a hospital where Sharaft died. Meanwhile, a 60-year-old man died in a local hospital who was found unconscious in Gawalmandi police area.



‘Teacher training can improve standard of education’

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

CHAIRMAN Task Force on Elementary Education has said that by providing training of administrative and financing rules to newly recruited headmasters, standard of school education can be raised, as these trained heads of the institutions can play a pivotal role to ensure a proper functioning of the schools. Raja Muhammad Anwar expressed these views while addressing the concluding session of a training course for new headmasters and headmistresses held under the aegis of Directorate of Staff Development (DSD). As many as 138 headmasters/ headmistresses participated in the course. Raja Anwar further said that it was encouraging that training course had been planed in the light of new research in the field of teachers’ training.



Blood donation camp

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

THE Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) will organise a blood donation camp at Alhmara Cultural Complex on August 20. Addressing a press conference at the Lahore Press Club on Sunday, WCCI President Dr Shela Javeed Akram said the WCCI had formed an organising committee for the “Blood Drive.” She said general public would be requested to donate blood. She said that during the drive famous actors, singers would perform there. The drive is being started in collaboration with the Sudus Foundation, Fatimeed Foundation, Ali Zaib Foundation, Umeed Foundation Pakistan, Punjab Blood Bank, Islamic Alliance Trust, Red Crescent Pakistan and Rotri Club, Lahore. During the camp, free blood screening of the blood donors will be done.



‘Impeachment to strengthen democracy’

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

PML-N Central Finance Secretary and former MNA Muhammad Pervez Malik has said that Pervez Musharraf has reached this stage due to adamant and stubborn attitude and all passages of respectable and safe exit from president house are closed now. According to a press release issued on Sunday, he said now Pervez Musharraf would have to account for all his unconstitutional steps and face the law. He said unity among political parties for impeachment of president would lead to strengthening of democracy in the country. He said Mian Nawaz Sharif boldly faced victimization by Pervez Musharraf for eight years adding democracy and Pervez Musharraf could not co-exist.



Cash prizes for outstanding teachers

By Our Correspondent

LAHORE

THE Special Education minister has disclosed that the CM has approved cash prizes for teachers showing best performance in “Universal Enrolment Campaign Scheduled” to be started on 14 August. Malik Muhammad Iqbal Channar stated that the best performers would be awarded the cash prize of Rs 10,000 per head. He said the main objective of the campaign was to enroll the children who were still out of schools and the opening ceremonies of the campaign would be an important part of the I-Day celebrations.



Two bodies found

TWO people were found dead in the city on Sunday. Liaqatabad police found the body of a 35-year-old man at Subzi Mandi. The police claimed that unidentified man was an addict. Meanwhile, the Old Anarkali police recovered the body of a 70-year-old man from Cycle Market, Neela Gumbad. The deceased looked an addict who had died of natural causes, the police claimed. —Correspondent

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